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'Capt. Jack' set the bar for Texas Rangers

The name John Coffee Hays may not ring many bells in Lebanon or Mt. Juliet, but the Wilson County native son, perhaps the most illustrious Texas Ranger of them all, claims legendary status in the Lone Star State and also left...

Short Cakes Cakery: Making celebrations sweeter

It all started with an Easy Bake Oven for Nycole Donelson. She was about 7 or 8 years old and when those little packages of cake mix were used (in a couple hours) this mini-baker moved on to bigger and better things. Just kne...

John Hall's Celebration of Life scheduled for Thursday

Community collectively grieves over sudden loss of beloved friend, father, husband

General News

MJ Chamber helps professionals get their 'boost'

MJ Chamber helps professionals get their 'boost'

The Mt. Juliet Chamber of Commerce is bursting into 2017 with a bang and an announcement of a new, interactive engagement speaker series called "Business Boost."

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Make a donation, make a difference

Make a donation, make a difference

Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood, according to the American Red Cross.

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Dare to take 'the Plunge'

Taking a dip into icy water in February isn't everyone's idea of a good time, but it is for a good cause.

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"More to come" from Lebanon Wilson Chamber

Lebanon Wilson Chamber of Commerce President Melanie Minter said the chamber has several things in the works for 2017.

"The chamber already had a great foundation when I started as president. It was my job in 2015 to take it all in, evaluate what we were doing and figure out how we would grow with our county," Minter, who took the helm of the local chamber two years ago, said.

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General Sports

Post names 2016 all-county team

Post names 2016 all-county team

Event held Jan. 14 at CU's Baird Chapel
The Wilson Post takes great pride in announcing its second annual All Wilson County Football Team.

Joining with the Tyler McChurch Foundation, Cumberland University and Lebanon's Chick-fil-A, the 2016 honorees were recognized at a Saturday, Jan. 14 luncheon held at Cumberland's historic Baird Chapel.

All-county players received a t-shirt, wristbands, a personalized certificate while specialty award winners were presented with a commemorative souvenir football.

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Post names 2016 all-county offensive team

Post names 2016 all-county offensive team

Special awards presented to eight
The Academic Athlete Award was presented to Mt. Juliet High defensive end Aaron Weist. A converted linebacker, Weist carries a GPA of GPA and scored a 32 on the ACT.

Mt. Juliet High quarterback Mason Earls is the Offensive Player of the Year.

Watertown linebacker Josh Deel is the Defensive Player of the Year.

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WEEKEND BOYS HOOPS --

WEEKEND BOYS HOOPS --

Central downs Rossview
GLADEVILLE -- Host Wilson Central held off a late Rossview run for a 58-47 win over the Hawks in Saturday's Wilson County Showcase.
The Wildcats, now 11-7 overall, went 11-for-11 at the free throw line in the final eight minutes to clinch the victory.
Colt Booth finished with 20 points for Central while Zay Kern had eight and Kito Aruh seven.
On Friday night, the Wildcats went on the road for a 57-39 victory at Portland.
Kene Aruh led the way with 13 points, Naz Czeskleba and Booth each had 11.
Central plays at Mt. Juliet Tuesday, Jan. 17.

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WEEKEND GIRLS BASKETBALL --

WEEKEND GIRLS BASKETBALL --

BA tops Wilson Central
GLADEVILLE -- Nineteen turnovers proved to be too much to overcome Saturday afternoon as Brentwood Academy defeated Wilson Central 43-27 in the opening game of the Wilson County Showcase.
The loss snapped Wilson Central's 18-game winning streak to start the season while BA improved to 13-3.
The Lady Eagles led 12-4 early, but Coach John Wild's club tied the score at 17-all headed into halftime thanks to a 13-5 second quarter run.
Taylor Tucker and Addison Byrd paced WCHS with 10 points each while ninth grader Lindsay Freeman finished with eight.

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